SNS orphans subscription cannot be deleted because sns topic no longer exist


I deleted a sns topic but there was a pending subscription connected to that topic. Now I can't delete the pending subscription, it's been there more over 5 days already. How can I delete it since I don't have aws paid support and I cannot contact the support directly.

asked 2 years ago504 views
1 Answer

Hello, According to AWS the "pending subscriptions" should be automatically deleted after 3 days.

See the following KB:

Important: If an Amazon SNS topic has subscriptions that are in the Deleted or Pending Confirmation status when you delete the topic, the subscriptions can't be removed from your account manually. You must wait three days for Amazon SNS to automatically remove the subscriptions from your account. 

Unfortunately, since the subscription is already hanging there over 5 days, there is no way around aws support to solve this. But I've read a case in wich the free basic support was enough, so try your luck :)

profile picture
answered 2 years ago

You are not logged in. Log in to post an answer.

A good answer clearly answers the question and provides constructive feedback and encourages professional growth in the question asker.

Guidelines for Answering Questions